Kečera Folk Ensemble touring USA this September

The “Kečera” Folk Ensemble from the Lemko vllage of Jakubany (Rusyn: Якубяны/Iakubianŷ) in Slovakia is making their first tour of America! Jakubany has a rich cultural heritage, including distinctive folklore, music, dance and costume. The villagers of Jakubany developed these traditions based on their relationships with the forests, pastures and mountains that surround them. In …

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Lemko Association Kermesh Saturday, August 9th

The Lemko Association has a full day of festivities planned for Saturday, August 9th, at our headquarters (184 Old County Road, Higganum, Connecticut.) All are invited. At 9:00am the bi-annual meeting of the Lemko Association will be held. We hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend. At 11:00am there will …

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Lemko Kermesh in Hartsdale, NY June 22nd

The Carpatho-Russian American Center is having a “Lemko Russalya” kermesh on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY. Admission is $12.00 for adults (for those 10-15 years old $5.00, under 10 years old free!) and includes hot dogs and hamburgers, kolbasy and kapusta, …

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Thalerhof Memorial Day August 9th

Rusyn flags available

At the request of several members, the Lemko Association has produced 3 by 5 foot Carpatho-Rusyn flags suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. The flags are made of good quality polyester and have brass grommets for mounting to a flagpole with rope (not included). The price, formerly $29 per flag, is now only $20 …

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Digital files for Rusyn symbols


The Academy of Rusyn Culture in the Slovak Republic has posted a description of the Rusyn symbols approved at the Ninth World Congress of Rusyns, along with sample digital files for the Rusyn shield or coat of arms, and the Rusyn flag. Many thanks to them for making that information available! But I found that …

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Losie Kermesh 2013

The Losie Kermesh (picnic/celebration) is for Lemko descendants representing villages from the northern slope of the Carpathian Mountains in present-day Poland and formerly (until 1918) the province of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian empire, especially the villages of: Bielanka Blechnarka Brunary Czarna Dolina Hanczowa Jaszkowa Klimkowka Kunkowa Leszczyny Losie Nowica Petna Pryslop Ropki Snietnica Stawisza Uscie Ruskie Wawrzka …

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“The Blue Lady of Sycamore Hill” published

Lemko Association members and friends should take note of a newly-published book, “The Blue Lady of Sycamore Hill”, by American author (and frequent visitor to Lemkovyna) Alvin Alexsi Currier. It tells the story of the appearance of Mary, the Mother of God, among the Lemko people, on Sycamore Hill (гора явор) near Wysowa in Lemkovyna. (Sycamore Hill …

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Lemkovyna: A History of the Lemko Region published

Published in 1969, Father Ioann Polianskii’s Istoriia Lemkovyny is the largest and most comprehensive history of Lemkos and their native region ever written po-nashomu— in the Lemko language. But it has never been available in English– until now! Thanks to years of effort by members, the Lemko Association has published Lemkovyna: A History of the …

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Oct 21st in Bridgeport: Visiting the Homeland

Are you curious what is happening in the “old country,” our ancestors’ homeland in the Carpathians? Are you interested in visiting? Or, if you have visited, are you interested in sharing your story? Lemko Association president Paul Best visited Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland this summer. He will share photos and the impressions of what is …

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